Slow to switch users

  pftf 15:38 25 Oct 2004

Hi I have 5 users set up on XP,I used to be able to switch quickley between users but recently it can take up to 90 seconds for programs that are running to respond (mostly they are word docs or IE pages).On average I have about 10 windows open
Thanks in advance.

  Sparrowhawk 15:40 25 Oct 2004


Sorry, I have no answer as I have not these kinds of problems with Windows 2000.

Have you performed WINDOWS UPDATE recently?

Which level of XP do you have? SP1 or SP2?

Which programs have you installed recently?

  Jackcoms 15:52 25 Oct 2004

Having so many open Windows will not help.

Do you use fast-user switching?

Press the Windows and L key at the same time which takes you straight to the Welcome screen.

A defrag might also help.

  spikeychris 16:07 25 Oct 2004

Your computer may run slower than you expect. If you leave many programs running when you switch users, you may notice that your computer runs slower than usual. To resolve this issue, quit some programs before you switch users.

click here

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